Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

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The “Style 7802” dress by Cosmobella - Collection 2016 A princess-style bustier dress in lace and tulle with a short train. Lace-up back. ©Cosmobella

The “Style 7802” dress by Cosmobella – Collection 2016
A princess-style bustier dress in lace and tulle with a short train. Lace-up back.
©Cosmobella

(Relaxnews) – Although choices in wedding attire have grown, the princess-style wedding dress remains for many brides to be an essential piece that helps transform a wedding ceremony into a living fairy tale. Specialized brands and fashion houses alike have pulled out all the stops to offer luster, volume and couture details in their new collections.

Volume! For many future brides this is a number-one priority when looking for a princess-style dress for their wedding ceremony. Light and fluid materials are key, but close-fitting dresses require volume. In addition, a long train can accentuate the princess look and give off some definite star appeal.

In terms of material, princess-style dresses are most often created with lace, organza, silk and tulle, either in a classic or slightly more girlish, modern style. Pearls are often used for detailing.

The “Vitality” dress by Atelier Pronovias - Collection 2016 Princess-style wedding dress in lace and Mikado Silk, with a bustier and a short-front, long-back voluminous skirt and narrow belt. ©Atelier Pronovias

The “Vitality” dress by Atelier Pronovias – Collection 2016
Princess-style wedding dress in lace and Mikado Silk, with a bustier and a short-front, long-back voluminous skirt and narrow belt.
©Atelier Pronovias

Traditionally, skirts are long and voluminous but can be given a contemporary twist with designs that opt for a longer back and shorter skirt front. Bodices are kept strapless with lace layering to create chic transparency.

Colors are definitely kept to a minimum with this kind of style, usually seen in ivory or white. Nevertheless, colored or black dresses in the fairy-tale style are slowly gaining a following.

A glamorous beauty look

The advantage with this type of dress is that any up-do and almost any makeup style are permitted. In order to fully embrace the princess look, a chic and glamourous makeup look with extra attention to the eyes is recommended. A smoky eye paired with matte red lips or a glossy pout is a perfect combination.

For the hairstyle, chignons are definitely a top choice, in every style, though very tousled looks should be avoided. The best bun-styles to adopt: top-knot, French twist, ballerina and braided.

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The “652” dress by Demetrios - Collection 2016 Long princess-style dress comprised of a pearled plunging-neckline bustier and a feathery tulle skirt. ©Demetrios

The “652” dress by Demetrios – Collection 2016
Long princess-style dress comprised of a pearled plunging-neckline bustier and a feathery tulle skirt.
©Demetrios

The “MK161-46” dress by Miss Kelly -Collection 2016 Dress with long train in lace and organza, contrast of materials in the back and on the bust. ©Miss Kelly

The “MK161-46” dress by Miss Kelly -Collection 2016
Dress with long train in lace and organza, contrast of materials in the back and on the bust.
©Miss Kelly

The “DS162-23” dress by Divina Sposa - Collection 2016 Lace bustier dress, tulle and organza to lace-up in the back. Available in white or ivory. ©Divina Sposa by Elianna Moore

The “DS162-23” dress by Divina Sposa – Collection 2016
Lace bustier dress, tulle and organza to lace-up in the back. Available in white or ivory.
©Divina Sposa by Elianna Moore

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